June 14, 2015
For a writer, I have been sorely lagging in the blogging department. I attribute this in part to purposeful avoidance, aware as I am of my tendency to write lengthy posts that are more about the spirit of life than they are the spirit of Myer Farm Distillers. Then again, we have been busy with the business of producing beautiful spirits from organic grains.
This month marks the completion of three years of production and the commencement of our fourth year (we will celebrate the third anniversary of our tasting room being open this fall on Saturday, September 19th--two weeks earlier in the season than usual in the hopes of slightly warmer and less volatile weather).
By this month's end we'll have put up 270 barrels (since we began production) and we currently have close to 100 barrels aging on our ricks. We also have bottled close to 2,150 cases. Our Myer Farm Gin (ADI Best in Category with Silver Medal, 2013) continues to reign as our most popular product, followed by Myer Farm Cayuga Gold (our 2015 ADI Best in Category with Silver Medal barrel-aged gin), our ginger vodka, and our John Myer whiskey line (Bourbon, Four Grain, Rye, and Wheat whiskeys). While we are growing slowly and carefully with demand, our focus remains on creating and producing high quality spirits using John's organic grains that he grows and harvests right here in the fields around the distillery. For details about us and our products, you will find plenty of information in my Distillery of the Month interview with E-man Booze of Main Street Distillers (where he also provides a review of our John Myer Four Grain Whiskey) found here: http://www.mainstdistilleries.com/myer-farm-distillers/
Our products may be found in an increasing number of outlets in the Washington, D.C. area and we continue to self-distribute in New York State. We have added many wonderful shops to our list of where you may find us (see our Products page). We also are excited to announce that we will be imminently available in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through their Special Order Program (just ask your favorite bar, restaurant, or Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in PA to order our products).
We hope you will come visit us. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful summer in the Finger Lakes. Our ground table is full (I'm sorry we can't ship some of the water to our parched friends in California) and the sun--nonetheless--has been steadily shining. Our tomatoes are in blossom already and the first fistfuls of kale were quickly consumed. We hope your own bountiful summers are--in their own ways--coming into bloom.